Events For 08/16/2019

Fri. Aug. 16

10th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

Features over-the-road semi-trucks from across the United States and Canada. Military and law enforcement vehicles. Antique trucks. Free rides. Truck parade. Beer gardens, food & vendors, outdoor exhibitors, live music and more. Night parade on Friday, and a demolition derby on Saturday at 2pm.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE admission for the Truck Show | $10-25 for demolition derby

10-11:30am Fri. Aug. 16

Camp Diggin for Dinos

Excavate an adventure packed with fossilized fun. Uncover clues of the past as you embark on a prehistoric dino dig, learn about extinct animals and even cast your own fossils.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $60 members, $70 non-members

Age: Ages 4K-K

10am-3pm Fri. Aug. 16

Annual Bazaar & Bake Sale at Dove Healthcare West

Featuring baked goods, greeting cards, quilted items, mittens, candles, jewelry, Scentsy, Tupperware, Norwex, doTerra essential oils, Thirty-One, resident crafts and more.

Dove Nursing Home West 1405 Truax Blvd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: all ages

noon-9pm Fri. Aug. 16

Chippewa Valley Craft Beverages Trail Guide August Pairing Event

Visit each Trail Guide location for a special themed food pairing event. Includes: Autumn Harvest, Leinenkugel's, Riverbend Winery & Distillery, Chippewa Valley Distilling & Brewster Bros Brewing, Northwoods Brewpub, Infinity Beverages, O'Neil Creek, and Moonridge Brewing.

Eau Claire and Surrounding Areas

Cost: $40

Age: 21+

1-3:30pm Fri. Aug. 16

Bowl Painting Party

Your creations will be fired in a kiln and then donated to Empty Bowls next spring - Feed My People's largest fundraiser of the year. No experience is necessary. All supplies provided. RSVP online or contact Feed My People directly as space and supplies are limited.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, $5 suggested donation to help cover cost of supplies

Age: 8+

3-5pm Fri. Aug. 16

Teen Summer Program: Movie Friday

The library is offering a free movie for teens every Friday afternoon in August! Those in attendance get to vote on that day's film. Snack provided!

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

5-8pm Fri. Aug. 16

Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest Release

Leinenkugel's is rolling out their barrel of Oktoberfest beer. A tour, live music, prize drawings, and 3 pints of beer all for $15.

Leinenkugel's 124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Aug. 16

Blaine & Leah Howard at Together Farms Burger Nights

Blaine and Leah play thoughtful acoustic music with lots of harmonies and achy-pretty melodies. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

5:30-6:15pm Fri. Aug. 16

WisWomen: Live From the Studio with Jerrika Mighelle

WisWomen is going live from the Valley Media Works studio with Jerrika Mighelle. Join WisWomen host Jodie Arnold for an interview with Jerrika interspersed with some amazing live music.

Valley Media Works Banbury Place: Building 2, Suite 405A 800 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Aug. 16

Family Dance Party

Families of all ages are invited to dance together in a safe environment. Find some movin' and shakin' and expressin' with your loved ones and neighbors to music of all varieties: folk, country, classical, pop, from other cultures and more.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center 320 Putnam St Ste 123, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Fri. Aug. 16

Maker Workshop: Felted Goods w/ Wool n Feather Farm

Handmade wool dryer balls, felted soaps, etc from local sheep farm. Work with Melissa of Wool n Feather Farm on felting workshops creating either felted soaps with Lucy's goat milk soap or wool dryer balls from her all natural sheep’s wool from farm in nearby Colfax.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 per person / 25 person cap

6-9pm Fri. Aug. 16

Live Music: Kori Reisenweber

Singer Kori Reisenweber will woo you with her incredible voice and music.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Aug. 16

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

7pm Fri. Aug. 16

Live Music: February Sky

February Sky is traditional singer and Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper with songwriter and singer Susan Urban. Phil and Susan present a combination of old and new songs addressing the widest possible range of experience complete with vocal harmony, intricate instrumentation and thoughtful stagecraft.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Aug. 16

Races at Red Cedar Speedway

The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track with weekly stock car races. The events are cash-only. Check out the 40th Annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions 3-day tournament in September.

Red Cedar Speedway 1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park, Menomonie

Cost: Pit: $30 GA or $25 with membership, Grandstand: $15 for adults, $10 for students/60+; FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Fri. Aug. 16

Teen Late Night

Registration & parent permission slip required. Teens take over the library! Expect snacks, after-hours games, and general shenanigans. June 21: Silent Library - July 19: Fabulous Fandom - August 16: Finale Blast

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7-11pm Fri. Aug. 16

Live Music: 40 Fingers

40 Fingers brings back the fun of live music by delivering classic oldies through 80’s music you know and love. You'll need your dancing shoes, though, because you can dance to everything they play.

Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 21+

7-10pm Fri. Aug. 16


What do you get when you blend a saxophone, a guitar, a violin, and an upright bass? Whatever Sue and the guys decide fits the musical moment. Bluesy, jazz-esque, or simply musical come the tones of AcoustiHoo.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7pm Fri. Aug. 16

August Music at the Potters Shed

Enjoy live music by regional and national bands at the coolest outdoor music venue in Northwest Wisconsin! Concerts every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day and a few extra nights for good measure. The Shed is family friendly so…

Potters Shed 260 Industrial Blvd., Shell Lake

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Aug. 16

Speck of Dust Theater Presents: I Bet it was the Butler

Who has killed the insufferable Mr. Worthington? Where is his missing will? Did anyone actually like him? Will Price ever find true love? Did the butler really do it? Come to this show, written, directed, performed, and produced, by a passionate Eau Claire theater group.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

8-11pm Fri. Aug. 16

Live Music: Jenna Rae

Jenna Rae Legler is a vocal powerhouse of energy packed into a compact frame. This Holmen, WI native is a natural born singer. Over the past few years she has been winning awards, and the hearts of fans throughout Wisconsin.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Fri. Aug. 16

Sawdust City Sounds Presents

Featuring performances by Greg Gilbertson and Jerrika Mighelle. Celebrate the debut of Sawdust City Sounds, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library’s online local music streaming service, and help awareness among music artists of the next chance to submit albums for consideration.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Aug. 16

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Fri. Aug. 16

Open Mic at The Sandbar

All acts welcome. Sign up starts at 8:30pm.

SandBar & Grill 17643 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Fri. Aug. 16

Live Music: The Woodland Spring

Original Evergreen Grass Band members Tim, Dan, and Caleb reunite to bust out some finger-snappin, hand-clappin, toe-tappin, lip-smackin, tasty bluegrass jams.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm-2am Fri. Aug. 16

Karaoke Night at Hallie Bar & Grill

Come out and sing! Great sounding audio system and professional hosts make this an awesome place for a night out.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Aug. 16

Variety Sound and Entertainment

Variety Sound and Entertainment, also known as VSE, will be wrapping the summer in O'Leary's every Friday and Saturday night in August. Bring your friends and family out for some karaoke and music at your request.

Americas Best Value Inn-O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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